Ada Vox impressed the judges on the 16th season of American Idol so much, they pulled a major move to get her to the top 10. Since leaving Idol she has worked steadily and she will be performing right here in South Florida at the Pub Wilton Manors on Saturday, February 15 at 11pm and Sunday, February 16 at 9pm. We had the pleasure to sit down with Ada Vox, for this exclusive Hotspots Interview:
As a young child you had a tragic brain surgery, how did that affect you?
As small child dealing with something of that caliber it can really put you into a dark place. I never let myself think that I was going to die. Even from a child, when something is out of my control I don’t let it bother me much. What’s going to happen, happens. If you act positive you are more likely to have a positive outcome.
Spending that much time in the hospital, did it change your relationship with your mother?
My mother and I have always been close. The situation put a strain on our lives, but it made our relationship more relatable. We spent so much time together when I was in the hospital and in my recovery. She sang to me and I think it helped me heal. By the way, American Idol season 1 came out the same year that I got sick.
Was there someone on season one of American Idol that inspired you?
Of course Kelly Clarkson, because I saw someone on stage following their dreams and changing their lives. It drove me, and I never gave up on it. That’s why I auditioned so many times, and would not give up. When I sing I hope to take people to another place and heal whatever it is that pains them.
You auditioned so many times before you got picked, what kept you going?
Before my audition I told myself I auditioned for this 12 times already, maybe this is not for me. So I had decided and I told all my friends I wasn’t going to audition unless they come to my state. It had been like 5 to 6 years since they had been to San Antonio, and that year they came and I got asked to audition. I think I said it enough times for the universe to respond.
On the finale you got to perform with Patti LaBelle, how did that feel?
That was something else, because I was sitting at home waiting for the finale and all I knew is that we would each be singing with somebody. When I got the call and the executive producer told me, I was soooo excited. The first time I met her we had a run through rehearsal and I walked up to give her a handshake and hug. At that moment she looked at me and said she loved me and that she is a fan of mine. To have a legend say that was mind blowing.
Where do you go from here?
I have been on my own tour since the finale of Idol. I started getting bookings early and thank god I haven’t stopped working. I released a single “Because of You,” quite quickly, and I was the first contestant from AI to do so. After that I released “Forever Mine.”
What should our readers expect from your performance at The Pub?
I always try and give my all at every performance as I want people to feel something. I promise not to let South Florida down!
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For more information about Ada Vox, go to her website: officialadavox.com. You can also find her on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube – @Ada Vox and on Facebook.com/adavoxofficial.